On behalf of our UK test consultancy client we are seeking a Head of Non-Functional Testing. (Client is also seeking a Head of Functional testing if that is more suitable to you get in touch).

Job description

Role: Head of Non-Functional Testing

Type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Derry, Northern Ireland

Grade: Principal Consultant (8yrs+ experience)

Job Description:

The Head of Non-Functional Testing plays a critical role in shaping, building and delivering our client's QA Non-Functional testing services. They are responsible for defining the service line strategy:

  • Define and document the Non-Functional test approach and methodology
  • Identify, maintain and review industry tool and techniques 
  • Recruit and build their Non-Functional Testing capability
  • Monitor the Service Line delivery and customer project achievements
  • Continual assessment of service line capability to meet future business goals
  • Manage the P&L of the Non-Functional test service line
  • Manage and develop new business customer opportunities
  • Provide pre-sales Non-Functional test support
  • Liaising with tool vendors and delivery partners
  • Service line governance and stakeholder management

The Head of Non-Functional Testing will also actively be engaged on customer delivery projects with an annual billable target. This role suits a senior Non-Functional test engineer who thrives in building a capability and supporting high-profile business critical projects:

  • At least 5+ years’ experience in a Non-Functional Testing role
  • A degree in Computer Science, IT or Information Systems
  • Experience in a SAAS / Cloud / Mobile environments
  • Experience and hands-on knowledge of Non-Functional testing tools such as Chaos Monkey, JMeter, Loadrunner or similar
  • Experience and hands-on knowledge of system monitoring tools such as NewRelic or similar
  • Experience using Postman APIs, Java
  • Experience of managing and coaching an IT team


The Head of Non-Functional Testing will have a great opportunity to further their career by working with an emerging QA and Testing consultancy who specialise in working with FinTech and Challenger Banks, testing services around mobile test automation and load & Non-Functional testing have helped a number of FinTechs successfully launch their propositions.

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Company Bonus
  • Development & Training
  • On-site office parking


The Head of Non-Functional Testing is responsible for running, growing and innovating the Non-Functional test service line. Typical duties that you will perform include:

  • Analysing the business requirements of customers and internal stakeholders to determine service line roadmap
  • Overseeing the selection all service line technology tools and environments and evaluating against future business goals 
  • Devising and establishing Non-Functional Test methodologies and approaches to support the implementation of customer Non-Functional testing deliveries

Work Based Competencies 


  • Good leadership and stakeholder management skills
  • Experience of negotiations
  • Must have experience in Non-Functional testing environment
  • Provide Non-Functional test strategies and detail approaches
  • Develop/enhance and document Non-Functional testing methodology
  • Undertake Non-Functional test scenario and volumetrics modelling 
  • Provide Non-Functional test script a) development, b) execution, c) analysis and d) reporting related to capacity planning, Non-Functional validations and functionality of our new and existing programs
  • Lead troubleshooting and tuning exercises- working independently most of the time- hands-on position- end to end Non-Functional testing
  • Will be involved in Non-Functional testing of various applications, present the Non-Functional metrics to the client stakeholders
  • Design and implement re-usable Non-Functional test scripts using industry standard tools (Postman API, Apache JMeter, WebLoad, LoadNinja, LoadView, StressStimulus, K6, StartMeter.io, Rational Non-Functional Tester or similar)
  • Design, develop and implement modular and reusable Non-Functional testing solutions that satisfy the Non-Functional testing requirements
  • Produce reports and documentation for all Non-Functional testing efforts, results, activities, data, logging and tracking
  • Understanding of System Architecture
  • Ability to understanding business processes and user behaviours
  • Problem Solver

Behavioural Competencies 


  • Ability to quickly adapt to new environments
  • Demonstrated aptitude to learn complex technical aspects of a software application
  • Self-directed with a high degree of initiative and the ability to perform with minimal oversight
  • Strives to do the "right thing", not just the "easy thing"
  • Is courageous and decisive, prioritises effectively, maintains a clear focus and sees action through to delivery
  • Is energetic, determined, positive, goal focused and consistent - even under pressure
  • Builds trust and demonstrates integrity in all circumstances
  • Ability to work independently or in a team environment
  • Ability to work cooperatively in a group environment to achieve common goals; ability to build and maintain effective collaborative working relationships; ability to be flexible in their solution design, development, and implementation
  • Excellent communication skills (written, reading comprehension, listening, verbal) required.
  • Strong oral presentation skills, outstanding time management skills, skilled in consulting and establishing credibility / trust with customers, ability to handle multiple priorities, able to adapt to change, analytical problem-solving skills, and ability to handle customers effectively
  • QA experience with an understanding of the development and test lifecycle

If this sounds like the right move for you and you fit the description please submit a current CV for immediate consideration. We are also seeking a Head of Functional Testing, please submit CV if that is more suitable to your experience.

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